Information About Curators

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Training

Curators need master's degree.

Degrees for Curators
Training for Curators
Percent
Less than High School 1.2
High School 5.9
Some College 9.5
Associates Degree 3.8
Bachelors Degree 31.7
Masters Degree 38.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 9.7

Employment

Represents about 11,000 people in the United States- 1.9% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more curators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 6,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, curators make $25.74 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Curators $12.70 $17.30 $23.40 $32.20 $42.00
Education, training, and library occupations $9.99 $14.70 $22.10 $30.60 $41.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, curators make $53,540 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Curators $26,580 $36,150 $48,800 $67,030 $87,380
Education, training, and library occupations $20,780 $30,630 $46,060 $63,740 $85,510
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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